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LibDib is a Distributor not a Broker and Why It Matters

Is LibDib a broker? We get that question all the time and the answer is no, we are not a broker. LibDib is a fully licensed, three-tier compliant wholesale distributor. We utilize a technology platform to connect buyers and sellers in a modern and efficient way. And no worries if...

Hit the Ground Running: Tips to Make 2019 the Year of Selling

Happy 2019!  Heading into the new year, LibDib is here for all wine and spirits producers looking for compliant three-tier distribution in three states (and many more to come!) All licensed Makers now have access to buyers in New York, California and Wisconsin. But where does one start with planning...

LibDib’s Predictions for 2019

Here it is, my predictions for 2019. Overall, I agree with others in the industry that canned wine and cocktails will continue to grow in the coming year. Rosé production has finally outgrown consumption, so prices will drop. Beer will continue to be localized (i.e. less big beer, more craft)...

Craft Distribution Opportunities: Thoughts from Louisville, Kentucky

Last week I attended the first ever Craft Beverage Distribution Conference in Louisville, KY. I was honored to deliver the opening keynote on the past, present and future of the middle tier. Based on the awesome questions I received after, I think the content resonated with conference attendees. I was...

Distribution into Wisconsin Is Now Available to ANY Maker!

Distribution into Wisconsin Is Now Available to ANY Maker!

Question: “What state is LibDib going to next?” Answer: WISCONSIN! I have been DYING to answer that question since we launched. It’s been a long time coming and we are very excited to officially expand into our third market! Wisconsin is now available to ANY Maker who wants distribution in...

Tips for Small Producers: If it were easy, everybody would do it

Tips for Small Producers: If it were easy, everybody would do it

I’ve said this before….my favorite part of this job is working with our Makers. I love every single story I hear about people following their passion. And, after all, passion breeds passion. I spent 20 years selling my family’s small production wines. I’ve hit the streets, worked with many many...

Regulatory Compliance for Makers

Q&A with LibDib Compliance

Regulatory Compliance for Makers: A Q&A with LibDib’s Senior Compliance Lead It’s time for a blog about everyone’s favorite topic--regulatory compliance! Well, before pushing snooze, let me tell all Makers out there that you probably should keep reading. I’ll address some of the most common compliance-related questions LibDib fields from...

Fabulous and Fearless Females

Fabulous and Fearless Females

I spent a few days in Washington DC recently with the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America and attended their Women’s Leadership Council. It is so inspiring to meet to spend time with women who are running businesses, managing billion dollar revenue streams and leading sales teams with hundreds of...

LibDib Getting Started & Setup

I am LIVE on LibDib. Now What???

Congrats! You are live!  You have spent time making a page full of great content and telling your winery/distillery story. Pictures, video, awards, sell sheets, recipes, pairings, social media links and you're now getting started with LibDib. Everything is within the platform and ready to go. Now what? Let’s discuss...

My So Called CEO Life

My So Called CEO Life

Life of the startup CEO. What is it all about? Before I started LibDib I thought I had an idea but now…..I realize so many things have been picked up along the way.  I listened to podcasts and read a ton, from blog posts to books (just finished The Upstarts...